Furnish’d and Burnish’d
This week’s choice is “A Subaltern’s Love Song” by John Betjeman, a poem based on a real-life story.
To Be Together and Talk
This week’s poem is “Not Love Perhaps” by A.S.J. Tessimond which celebrates the companionship of love, whether that be part of an intimate relationship or a friendship, and expresses the strength we can derive from friendship.
What Will Survive Of Us
This week’s poem is “An Arundel Tomb” by Philip Larkin, which I have chosen because it reflects on the immortality of love.
you are my world,my true
This week’s poem is chosen for Valentine’s Day, and it’s “i carry your heart with me” by E.E. Cummings. It’s for everyone who has found love and everyone who hopes to.
Searching for the True
This week’s choice is “The Confirmation” by Edwin Muir, reflecting the moment when we find that special someone.
True to You
This week’s poem is Hinterhof by James Fenton and I have chosen it for Kelly and Scott, who got married last weekend and very kindly invited me to join their celebrations.
My Noon, My Midnight, My Talk, My Song
This week I have chosen Funeral Blues by W.H. Auden to mark the funeral of a dearly loved member of the family.
Come, O Love, Whene’er You May
For Nicola’s birthday, I have chosen a love poem: “Invitation to Love” by Paul Dunbar.
The Arches of the Years
This week’s choice is “The Hound of Heaven” by Francis Thompson.
It is a great poem, written by a man who plumbed the depths of Victorian England and chronicles his struggles with, and discovery of, God’s love.
Two Hearts Beating
This week’s choice is Meeting at Night, by Robert Browning. It marks what would have been our 19th wedding anniversary.